Challenge #510 - unusual shapes
From the display above, you can see that this week I have had a specially hard time choosing only 3 photos due to the exceptional quality of the entries.
Congratulations to all and thanks for this awesome collection of unusual shapes.
Comments in the order of appearance:
- Trumper – G1X mkII – functional,flexible,fascinating
Are we in the super macro guessing game? Well, I guess it is a snake. If it is not, it doesn't matter, it is a good shape to start the challenge. Given the somewhat flat lighting, the shallow depth of field helps to see the volume of the.. 'thing'. A high standard for the rest of the challenge has been set. Thank you for posting.
- tdodd – G7 X – Orange gone pear shaped
Nature helped on it! Certainly you found a non traditional orange shape. I was puzzled by the large depth of field until I read your exif. Well, 10 secs and f11, that was the reason. Reach color, nice contrast. Thanks for the first photo with the G7 X in these challenges.
- Sibil – G11 – beehive looking rock
Interesting palette of pastel-like colors. I like the framing of the main subject too: A large stone at left, the stone wall in the background and the bed of leaves. With a bit of imagination, I can hear a few large bees approaching...
- fastest – G1X - Moderno Oviedo
You got to tell us what is that structure, a restaurant? Anyhow it is nice and the picture from an unusual angle helps too. light blue for the sky and windows, white walls and soft shadows. a beautiful combination.
- teekay – G1 – Blackbird
A beautiful airplane with unique characteristics. For this unusual shapes group of pictures, I think the cobra shaped nose is the most important feature of the plane. A technically difficult photo. Being the bird all black, it is interesting how you captured the reflections created by the back window instead of a black silhouette against the shiny background.
- Spoco57 – ? – Brass Globe
A Sphere-within-a-Sphere sculpture by Mr. Pomodoro. I knew about them from a picture of my son in the Vatican Gardens. Certainly unique and beautiful.
You found the best angle to show both the reflections and the cracks on the spheres. Can you tell us where is it?
Good work to keep all the elements with correct exposure. (You forgot to put the camera model in your post)
- marie – Pro1 - Happy House and Garden Magic
A typical little house, a nice typical garden, both framing those 'things'. What are they? With no doubt, they qualify as unusual, and are beautiful too, and make a perfect match with the house and the garden.
You always find how to get our attention to people, landscapes, 'things' like those in your photo. Can you tell as something more about them?
- Raven – G16 – The answer to that age old question.....
More uncommon objects. You have the lower half of an egg and two legs without the chick That do not answer the question, but your subject is enhanced by the dark tree and the tree itself is heightened due to the almost luminous and blurred background. A nice photo to close the collection.
A subjective weighting of the uncommon shapes and the photographic technical elements of the pictures allowed me, after a long meditation, choose the three top places.
- 1st - tdodd – G7 X – Orange gone pear shaped
- 2nd - marie – Pro1 – Happy House and Garden Magic
- 3rd - Sibil – G11 – beehive looking rock
tdodd, you are the host and judge for challenge #511. Congratulations and good luck!
unusual shapes topic description:
We always analyze shapes to see how they fit on our pictures. Well, this week I will ask for unusual shapes that have called your attention and were captured creating an interesting photo. Good composition, exposure, focus, white balance that enhance the qualities found on that odd or unusual object are, of course appreciated.
If you are new or need a reminder of the challenge rules, they are listed below in this post.
Remember: If you win, be prepared to host the next challenge and judge it. Good luck.
Note: The newest addition to the G family, the PowerShot G7 X has been added to the list of allowed cameras.
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Post until Monday noon GMT, 17th November 2014.
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- Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
- Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
- Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
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- Photo Title in the message subject line.
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